European Institute of Classical Reflexology by 3wouzW


									                   The Marguerite Brady School of
                  Reflexology and Natural Medicine
                                        Principal: Marguerite Brady
                                      Assistant Principal: Alice Holland
                          Registered Reflexologists, Teacher and Registered Nurse
                           Office: 29 Ard Breeda, Loughrea, Co. Galway Ireland.
               Tel. (091) 871467 Mobile 086 0356970 [Marguerite] or Alice on [087] 6122280

Attached please find the information requested.

If you have any further questions please contact me.
Please note: Course commencement date in Waterford is February 2012

Yours sincerely,

Marguerite Brady [Principal] [086] 0356970 and Alice Holland [Assistant Tutor]
[087] 6122280

Why is The Marguerite Brady Reflexology different?

Many reflexology training schools concentrate solely on teaching reflexology technique, and neglect
the broader aspects of training needed to set up in reflexology practice. The school places importance
emphasis on the Spiritual and Psychological/Emotional development of each student during their time
in the school and integrates as part of the training self reflection, meditation, letting go ceremonies,
vision boards and intention setting to plan and create a future each student deserves and is very capable
of creating for themselves.

We take a practical approach: we help trainees find the knowledge they need to go out into the real
world and begin to practise.

Our sessions cover topics such as how to interact with practitioners of other complementary therapies,
and questions of insurance and professional ethics, anatomy and physiology, disease processes,
Business skill development, Marketing, Healership development, nutrition and theory of Reflexology,
listening and communication skill development and so on.

Your tutors are full-time practitioners of reflexology, and their experience is backed by the day-to-day
work of their Complementary Therapy Clinics, successful reflexology practices in the Galway and the
South East. Together they will ensure that you receive an all-round introduction to the practical aspects
of giving reflexology, as well as excellent training in the therapy itself.

In addition, we recognise that many people coming to us are not health care professionals but are
people looking for a career change. We make every effort to make the coursework accessible to all,
and individual tutorials on areas students are finding difficult are not uncommon.

What will our qualification allow you to do?

On successful qualification, you will be invited to join the National Register of Reflexologists
(Ireland), which is one of the main Reflexology Regulating bodies for Reflexology in

Ireland, which you may wish to become a member of. This enables you to practise reflexology
professionally and obtain professional insurance and be placed on the referral register so the NRRI can
direct people looking for reflexology practitioners in your area to you. Graduates who join the
professional body are recognised by VHI, Quinn Healthcare, and Hibernian Health (VIVAS health

Student membership and Professional Indemnity Insurance available through the guidance of the NRR
and more details are available on the NRRI website.

Course Duration and Study Time

Under the National Register of Reflexologists rules, students must attend a course over a period
of 13 months minimum to qualify and all weekends need to be attended with the exception of an
acute sudden crisis occurring in the student’s life. The total number of course hours provided by the
Institute is 150 +. There are 12 weekend teaching modules in total excluding final examination days
which occur on the 13th month of training.

Students can expect to spend a minimum of 5 hours each week on home study throughout the
duration of the course.

Home study assignments may be set, marked and the results monitored throughout the 13 months of


The later part of the course includes two mock examinations (one practical, one theory) so students can
practise their exam technique. The final qualifying exam takes place once month after the 12th
weekend of training. Final examination fees are the same as for the other course modules.

Course Dates: Saturday & Sunday, - Commencing on the weekend of February 2012 at the
Dunhill Multi Educational Centre, Dunhill, Waterford. Morning Tea, Coffee, Homemade
Scones, and lunches are available at local Cafe sited conveniently within the training venue.

The course lasts approximately 13 months; all workshops are over the weekends and never over bank

Normal hours of attendance are:

                           Saturday 9:00- 17:00         Lunch 13:00 - 14:00
                           Sunday 9:00 - 17:00          Lunch 13:00 - 14:00

Refreshments are provided during the morning - coffee, tea and biscuits complementary.

We are already taking bookings for these courses.

Student Requirements

Students will need to acquire and bring to training sessions the following items:

        Recommended titles on Anatomy and Physiology (to be confirmed).
        Clipboard or A4 writing pad
        Appropriate clothing: students will be expected to wear comfortable clothing e.g. a track suit /
         trousers. Footwear should provide easy access to the feet. Short sleeves are recommended.
        Reflexology chair is a must for the training and will be needed from the first weekend.
         Please contact Sean Donnelly on [01] 8462574. Please order your chair in advance of
         commencing the course.

         A large warm fleece snuggle blanket, a bottle of Rose water in a spritzer bottle which
          you can get in your local health food store, a box of tissues, calendula powder [ get it in
          health store] and a flour shaker, a bath towel and foot cream of your choice.

          Books necessary for course are as follows
    1.    An introductory Guide to Anatomy and Physiology by Louise Tucker
    2.    Teach yourself Reflexology by Chris Stormer
    3.    The Reflexology Handbook – a complete guide by Laura Norman

Other books which would be huge interest to you during your training to supplement your awareness
building and knowledge base would include:

     1.   Reflexology – the 5 elements and their 12 meridians by Inge Dougans
     2.   Foot Analysis – the foot path to self discovery by Avi Grinberg
     3.   Reading Toes – your feet as a reflection of your personality by Imre Somogyi
     4.   Analyzing personality Patterns through the feet by Mauricio [Moshe] Kruchik

Note: these 4 mentioned books above are not quintessential for your training programme but will
be of great value to deepening your awareness of what the feet can share with you about yourself
and that of your clients.

No jewellery or watches should be worn when giving treatment and it is essential that nails are
kept cut short at all times during training weekends.

Comprehensive notes are provided where necessary along with a DVD and photographed Manual of
the Step by Step Reflexology Technique. This is all included in your course fees.

The Syllabus

    1.    History of Reflexology from its beginnings to the present day.
    2.    Integral biology: a working knowledge of the structure and functions of the human body
          (heart and circulation, lymphatic, endocrine, digestive, urinary, respiratory, reproductive, skin,
          skeletal and muscular, nervous and histology systems) and how they relate to the patient's
          emotional state, Basic First Aid.
    3.    Detailed knowledge of the structure, disorders and conditions of the feet, as taught by a State
          Registered Chiropodist.
    4.    Training the students in the holistic approach to mind, body and spirit.
    5.    A comprehensive knowledge of reflexology foot and hand charts.
    6.    A knowledge of reflexology points associated with specific disorders.
    7.    Personal instruction in practical work including point location. Students will work in pairs.
    8.    Development of the student's sensory perceptions through the hands.
    9.    Preparation of practitioner and client for treatment.
    10.   Instruction in compiling case studies.
    11.   Personal growth and development of students.
    12.   Patient referrals to GPs or other practitioners where necessary.
    13.   Code of ethics.

Course Fees

Students have the facility of paying fees as they attend modules. Most other schools require “up-front”
payment of 25% to 50% of total fees!

The cost per module is €275 (including the final exam module)

A deposit of €100 (made payable to Marguerite Brady) must be returned with the application form to
secure a place on the course. This deposit is non-refundable but is deducted from the cost of the first

Post-graduate Continuing Personal Development courses in Advanced Reflexology, Reiki Training, Indian
Head Massage, Hand Reflexology etc. are also available – attendance at same will be a requirement for
continuing membership entitlement of the professional body due to likely Government regulation of
Alternative/Complementary medicine in the future.

Marguerite Brady
29 Ard Breeda,
Co. Galway
Contact: Marguerite Brady on 091 871467 0r 086 0356970
Contact: Alice Holland [Assistant Tutor] 087 6122280 [Alice]

Also: Website for the National Register of Reflexologists (Ireland)


    The Marguerite Brady School of Reflexology
             and Natural Medicine.
I, ______________________________________________ of __________________________


Tel. no (s). ___________________________________ Date of Birth ______________________

Occupation _________________________________ Work tel. no (s). ____________________

     Do hereby make application to train as a Reflexologist with The Marguerite Brady School of Reflexology and
      Natural Medicine, and state that I fully understand and accept unconditionally, the following as a condition of
      acceptance and subsequent retention on the course offered:

     I agree not to charge for, or advertise my services as a Reflexologist whilst undergoing tuition. I accept full
      responsibility for all or any claims made against me for any negligence attributed to me in respect of any
      advice or treatment given by me by way of practice to any individual whilst training.

     I agree never to diagnose, prescribe or make claims to cure whilst training.

     I wish to state, that to the best of my knowledge, I am in good health, both physically and mentally, and am
      not aware of any material reason that might be likely to affect me and either interfere with those I practice on,
      or my participation on the course throughout it's duration.

     I accept that should the Tutors, or it's agents, be of the opinion that my ability (for whatever reason) to learn
      or practice Reflexology be in doubt, that they shall be entitled to terminate my training without refund of fees
      paid in respect of earlier tuition.

     I accept that the Tutors may, at their discretion, alter all or any part of the course should they deem it
      necessary or be obliged to do so in order to comply with legislation enacted or planned, or, should it be
      deemed to be in the better interests of the Institute, it's students or the general public.

     I accept that the Tutors reserve the right to cancel at short notice, or alter any scheduled weekend's tuition
      should they require to do so for whatever reason.

     I agree, not to tape-record, circulate, copy by any means, material given to me as part of my tuition, without
      prior permission.

     I understand and accept that my subsequent qualification does not guarantee membership entitlement of any
      professional body representing Reflexologists or others, such bodies being autonomous.

     I understand and accept that should I, through my own fault, fail to attend a scheduled weekend's tuition
      that it may not be possible to be facilitated with alternative or a corresponding weekend's tuition at another
      venue, in which case I may be unable to proceed further with my training.

     I hereby agree to pay the tuition fee of € 275 at registration time on the morning of each weekend.

     I have retained a photocopy of this signed document for my own reference.

Signed: _____________________________________Date________________________

      Marguerite Iona Brady School of Reflexology and
                     Natural Medicine
     Training Centres is at The Dunhill Multi Educational Centre, Dunhill, Co Waterford.
                 Diploma in Classical Reflexology
No                        Seminar Details                             Dates of course

1      Theory – Gentle welcoming weekend. Introduction to        Feb 4th and 5th 2012
       Reflexology, history, zone therapy, helper and referral
       areas, introduction to meditation, intention setting
       and vision boards. Anatomy of the Cell and
       introduction to the Nervous System.
       Practical- Foot warm up technique & the amazing
       benefits it has on the whole persons mind, body &
       soul. Thumb and walking technique, support and
2      Theory – Benefits of Reflexology to Therapist and         March 3rd and 4th 2012
       Client. Contra indications, the importance of the
       Solar Plexus Reflex while doing Reflexology.
       Continuation of the vision board work. Detailed
       anatomy and physiology and pathology of the
       Nervous System. Helper/referral areas on the feet
       relating to the disease processes of the NS.
       Practical – Visual demo in class guidelines of the feet
       as well as what reflexes are found in which zones
       using foot charts and demo in class. Foot chart
       locations of these reflexes on the feet. Reflexology
       applied to the Central Nervous System –1st half of the
       NS and practice of the warm up techniques.
3      Theory – A deeper look at the feet in terms of            April 7th and 8th 2012
       Anatomy, Structure and Conditions of the feet. Letting
       go process work and intention setting. Detailed
       anatomy, physiology and pathology of the Endocrine
       system. Helper and Referral areas on the feet relating
       to diseases of the Endocrine system.
       Practical – Reflexology applied to the second half of
       the Nervous System. Foot chart locations of these
       reflexes on the feet. Revision of the first half of
       Nervous system step by step technique and warm up

4   Theory – Introduction to how to start a session with a         May 5th and 6th 2012
    client, the therapeutic space in terms of practicalities,
    safety, the process in therapeutic space. Time
    management and boundary setting. Communicating
    and understanding your client. Case history
    homework. How to select your clients for your case
    work. Responses to reflexology during and post
    treatment. Detailed anatomy, physiology and
    pathology of the Respiratory and Lymphatic system.
    Helper and Referral areas on the feet relating to
    diseases of the Respiratory and Lymphatic System.

    Practical – Reflexology applied to the Endocrine
    Reflexes. Foot chart locations of these reflexes on the
    feet. Revision of the Step by step technique of the
    Warm ups and Nervous system.
5   Theory – Introduction to Chakras and its relevant the          June 16th and 17th 2012
    world of Reflexology. Caring for your feet and hands, A
    deeper look at stress management and how continual
    tension and stress can impact negatively on the mind,
    body and soul. The importance of exercise, diet and
    relaxation for both therapist and client in dealing with
    every day stress. Review of case history work
    completed since last workshop. Detailed anatomy,
    physiology and pathology of the Digestive Reflexes.
    Practical – Reflexology applied to the Shoulders, neck,
    and chest/lung and heart reflexes. Foot chart
    locations of these reflexes on the feet. Revision of the
    warm ups, nervous system and endocrine step by step
    technique. Assessor organs of digestion and the
    second ½ of the digestive system.
6                                                                  July 14th and 15th 2012
    Theory –Second half of the Chakra work. Reflecting
    together on what is healing the body, mind and soul
    all about. Developing your intuition and listening to
    your feelings. Detailed anatomy, physiology and
    pathology of the Urinary System and the Skin, Helper
    and referral areas relating to the disease processes of
    the urinary system
    Practical – Reflexology applied of the entire digestive
    system plus revision of the all reflexology technique of the
    Nervous System, Endocrine and Chest lung reflexes.
    Revision of Foot chart locations of these reflexes on the
7   Theory – Hand reflexology, giving to the giver,                August 11th and 12th 2012
    structure of the hand, advantages of hand reflexology,
    practicalities when working the hands, difference
    between hands and feet. Detailed anatomy,
    physiology and pathology of the Cardiovascular
    System. Review of case history homework in class.
    Practical – Reflexology applied the heel, sciatic, pelvic
    and lower lymphatic reflexes. Foot chart locations of

     these reflexes on the feet. Introduction to hand
     reflexology and revision of reflexology technique of
     the digestive reflexes.
8    Theory - Detailed anatomy, physiology and pathology        Sept 8th and 9th 2012
     of Muscular/Skeletal System. Helper and Referral
     areas on the feet relating to diseases of the
     muscular/skeletal system. Completed case homework
     reviewed in class. Professional Ethics for healers.
     Practical – Reflexology applied to the upper, lower
     reflexes, back, lymphatic and sciatic points. Foot
     chart locations of these reflexes. Revision of the
     Nervous system, Endocrine and Chest lung reflexes.
     Practice of hand reflexology.

9    Theory – Lecture on healer ship and its value in your      October 6th and 7th 2012
     case history homework. Deepening communication
     and listening skills with case history clients through
     asking intuitive questions based on what clients are
     saying. Presentation of one case history to class. Baby
     Reflexology covering theory, preparing to give a
     treatment, case history taking tips, conditions suitable
     for baby reflexology.
     Practical – The practice of Reflexology applied to the
     upper and lower limbs, sciatic nerve, back and kidney
     reflexes. Baby Reflexology step by step technique
     training will be presented by a Reflexologist who is a
     specialist in baby reflexology. Further practice of hand
10   Theory – First Aid day arranged by the school to           November 3rd and 4th 2012
     cover off all eventualities that may occur before,
     during or directly after a reflexology treatment. You
     will receive your first Aid training from a qualified
     paramedic. Discussion on length of time of each
     session now that you have completed whole
     technique, how much pressure do you use, how
     many sessions per week. A word about pregnancy
     and reflexology. Case history homework reviewed in
     Practical – Practice of Reflexology Technique of both
     the hands and the feet.
11   Theory – Reflexology Theory and Practical preparation      Dec 1st and 2nd 2012
     for final examinations. Presentation of the final two
     case histories to the trainers for assessment and
     analysis. Business matters, drafting a business plan,
     planning for the future, setting up, advertising and
     promoting your business. Case history home work
     review in class.
     Practice – full practice sessions of Foot and Hand
     reflexology treatment.

12        Theory – Mock theory examination, further business                               Jan 12th and 13th 2013
          matters – accounting and record keeping, health and
          safety, legal responsibilities, insurance, Becoming a
          member of NRRI and ARCHTI plus the importance
          and benefits it offers you as a professional therapist.
          Referral to other health professionals, Continual
          professional development. Introduction to foot
          reading and what the feet tell us about who we are
          and what we are about.
          Practice – mock practical and oral examination.
          Revision of hand and foot reflexology on the Sunday.

13        Theory and foot chart examinations with an outside                               Feb 9th and 10th 2013
          examiner from The National Register of Reflexologist
          in the morning followed after lunch by your practical
          and oral examination in the afternoon.
          Celebratory cup of tea with cake afterwards.
          Practical training on Sunday– half day of Hand
          Reflexology hampering, meditation, group reflection
          and personal sharing’s. Closing of our 13 month
          group circle. Graduation will be one month post
          Please note that all modules must be completed to
          meet the criteria of the NRRI. Diploma in Classical
          Reflexology will be given on completion of all
          examinations and case histories. Course fee’s are per
          workshop is €275.
14.       Please note that Graduation will in March 2013. Date
          to be decided in consultation with the graduating
          students. Any queries or questions please contact
          Marguerite Brady [School Director] on 086 0356970
          or Alice Holland [Assistant tutor] on 087 6122280

“This course certainly was the best decision I ever made for myself as a person in terms of personal growth & development and
has prepared me very professionally to practice now as a Professional Reflexologist and have the career change I have always
dreamed of” M Walsh Mayo.

“I choose the school over a College the reason being I wanted a more personal approach as I did not wish to return to a very
formal structure. I needed a more relaxed light hearted atmosphere as a mature student returning to education, yet I wanted a
highly recognized qualification. The school gives me all this and so much more. I am much more rounded, calmer, honest,
caring individual as result of going through the school. I now see the interconnection between all things; I am now more the
observer rather than the reactor to my life experiences. I have attended colleges and schools worldwide and this school tops
my list in terms of Excellence, decorum and professionalism” A. Beasley Cork

“I choose you school because it’s a very hands on practical training programme and small classes with lots of one to one
contact with the tutors. I excelled far beyond what I thought I was capable of even though I did not have the opportunity to
complete my leaving cert. I received incredible support from the trainers and I feel I would not have got that at a college level”
A. O Donnell Tipperary

“The school offers a more rounded and in-depth approach to holistic courses, it incorporates many ancient therapies and
philosophies into easy to understand hands on courses. It is unique in the director of the school Marguerite Brady, trained with
world leading experts in their in their field. It is student focused with post course support available if necessary. I really
appreciate the value of laughter and light heartedness that was so visible in the school training programme, as well as being
introduced to so many connective therapies such as meditation, letting go ceremonies, vision boards, intention setting and so
much more.” H Lynham Dublin


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